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not to vote for barack obama again, who voted for him in 2008 and aren't happy with the way things are going. once somebody else to vote for and now that mitt romney is both acceptable because of his debate performances, and it looks like he might actually win, it's easier to jump ship to him. that's the kind of group of people you'll have to watch in some of these tightly fought states. chris: david, your thoughts on this cy war going on in both directions clearly. >> i think obama may be making a mistake in this posture of sitting on a lead. there's a way in which the president has been too defensive, too reticent in his demeanor through the campaign. and if you pull the camera back and look at the last couple of months, there's no question whatever the momentum factor is in these last few days, no question that over that broader period, there has been momentum toward romney. and people he was not really close challenger, he is now. and i think that factor is there. and you can just see it. you can see it in his body language. chris: i can see what obama is trying to do. he's trying to rem
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
of what kasich did. it seems that obama has a leg up in part because of fracking. if some of the environmental groups had been able to shut down cracking, ohio, boem could win because of fracking and all the jobs that's creating. second thing, the core issue of this campaign, we've got a need for tremendous government reform. we've got governments that are helping create a sclerotic economy, and what kasich has done, what mitch daniels has done, indiana, some of those reform governors have done the sort of reforms that strip away the sclerosis. and i'm surprised that mitt romney isn't running on that sort of broad -- i'm not radical. look at what mitch daniels has done, i want to do it for the federal government. >> it's amazing he's not running on a change washington. he's winning the question, but not by a lot and it's always amayed me. the country is not happy with washington. i want to go back to the demographic yes. what makes ohio different from all the other battleground states and all of the other mathematics from obama campaign. it's the state that demograph demog
, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much
dire here in new jersey, that they have asked president obama for emergency fuel. >> katy tur in north jersey tonight, thank you, can you tell things are getting a little dicey in the most densely populated area in the united states? sensing that, the feds are talking about a military response to the storm, when we talk about the military response, heavy lift aircraft at the air force base, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggerering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark need, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 state, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns
obama visited some of the area's most devastated by hurricane sandy. as daniel lee reports, people are hanging onto the president's promises their communities will be restored. >> today marks another day toward recovery, but for people evacuated from the jersey shore, it is also another day lost from their home. three days after sandy left the northeast in crisis, finally, science of recovery. >> we are all working together to make sure the new jersey moves ahead. >> police say they are making progress clearing roads left impassible by sand and homes tossed into the street. >> you feel you are going to wake up any minute. it is sickening. >> for evacuees who have not been allowed back to see their homes, the wait is agonizing. >> what can you do? hopefully everybody can rebuild. >> in hoboken, people are pumping murky floodwater out of garages. in queens, assessing the damages to more than 100 burned out homes. in jersey city, a line for gasoline 100 cars long. in brooklyn, waiting for public transportation. those devastated by sandy moving on but still struggling to assess what ha
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
>>> this morning on "early today," president obama travels to new jersey to survey the jaw dropping devastation inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway and all of is when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. not time for tricks or treats on this wednesday. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, october 31st, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and
scandal are necessary to protect the public. >> the approach of hurricane sandy is forcing the obama and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to see a picture of your nearest polling place in keep up to the minute with the campaigns. search and download election 2012 on a smartphone where tablet. >> sandy is causing news already before she is technically affecting us. >> a huge storm. winds running about 500 miles out to the center of the storm. monday looks like the target date. i will talk about that coming up. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcas
due to safety reasons. president obama is visiting the damage for himself today. >> check meanwhile, thousands in and near ocean city were forced to evacuate before the storm made landfall. residents say that there was plenty of wind damage to pickup, debris, down signs, and the buildings will need to be repaired. the worst damage was done by the water. the swollen day flooded city streets and stores and ocean waves as high as 13 feet washed away most of the beaches and dunes and a large portion of the fishing pier. all in all, residents consider themselves lucky. closer to baltimore, we spotted people in the low-lying city areas to have to wade through floodwaters, people in wilson's. and other areas are used to flooding waters, but they say this was not nearly as bad as 2003's isabel. >> compared to isabelle, a piece of cake. my whole baseman had been flooded to the ceiling. >> this is mild, compared the late. -- comparatively. this is an ice storm, but compared to dispel -- is about, this is nothing. >> governor martin amount the remark o'malley will visit the eastern shore today
to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true
more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new yor
without power, some without water, others with no where to call home. president obama visited some of the places affected by sandy. but the reality of the destruction is settling in, bringing the people left homeless to tears. those displaced by the storm are waiting to see what happens. in manhattan, subways are still cut off by flooding. >> the subway is cut in half around 40th street. >> thousands were trapped in homes around 72 hours. >> sunday night was probably the most horrifying in my life. >> they are street with sam. >> it was right out of a movie. >> emergency officials say thousands of gallons of oil ruptured in the storm. yesterday president obama promised federal help during two hours of seaside new jersey. >> we go through tough times, and we bounced back. the reason is we look out for one another, and we do not leave anybody behind. >> getting back to life as usual is proving complicated. >> we are coming back, definitely. we are coming back, all of us together. >> across the northeast, communities are refusing to quit until their lives are restored. millions are no
to be rebuilt. >> with four days until the election, obama and romney are anticipating the release of today's jobs report. a rally was rescheduled due to hurricane sandy. for more on how the jobs report will effective last few days of the campaign, about 15 minutes. >> we will have -- the latest apple tablet its stores today. >> some brick and mortar retailers are trying to keep up with the times in the holiday season. how some major stores are going digital. >> water main breaks affecting some roads again for the city. we will talk about closures due maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >> good morning. let's bring you up-to-date on what to expect as you head out in the next few
. president obama received a briefing on the storm. >> president obama scrap his campaign plans and flew back to washington to deal with superstorminess sandy. this will be a big and powerful storm. >> state and local officials. >> if you need to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not pause. do not question. this is a serious storm. >> homeland securities jenna nicole itano looked at all the resources at their command. there are fema supplies in response teams up and down the coast. >> that means moving teams in from other parts of the country that they can immediately get in to help with the recovery and response. >> the advancing storm of battle the towns in new jersey and new york. the stock exchange is also shut down. workers were told to stay home. on the national mall, one person get in one more run before the worst crimes. >> so far, it is not that bad yet. >> they have canceled flights. passengers have been stranded. they have been told to stay inside and stay safe. reporting from washington, sally wbal tv 11 news. >> enough money to fund disaster assistance right now, but the adminis
the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureaucrat. >> >> there is no question he can win. >> a republican strategist says the best way to close the deal is focus on the fundamentals. >> he has got to give a people who may be wrestling with their choice the
.com. >> new york and new jersey are still dealing with some major damage. >> president obama will toward new jersey -- will tour the jersey. >> maryland did not get the worst of sandy. a lot of folks that are picking up the pieces. from the sky you can see homes nearly submerged. on the ground, the governor come for the people deal with their communities and with their own devastation. >> very difficult. >> sandy destroyed boardwalks and buried cars, like this one. >> the wind was blowing. you don't know what is going to happen. >> massachusetts to virginia to tennessee, people began the long cleanup process. >> the path of destruction is going to be felt for some time. >> politics took a back seat. people collected items for storm victims. >> it is part of the american spirit, and to give to people that are in need. >> back to work. >> the president visited david cross office with a message. >> i told the mayors and governors if they are getting no for an answer, they can call me personally at the white house. >> if they call this afternoon, they will not be able to reach the president at t
been saying. barack obama oppose the plan is not working and we need to go a different direction. if it is lower than 8%, if it is significantly lower, it reinforces what obama has been saying. >> remember, all along the campaign season voters have said there are two issues that are the most important to them -- the economy and jobs. we will find out more about how both doing in about two and a half hours when the report comes out. >> it is 6:10 and 42 degrees at vw eyed. if you are one who hates the new timeline, you may be in luck. -- 42 degrees at bwi. >> after being caught up in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history, good news for victims recovering from injuries colorado. >> traffic tied up in several locations because of water main breaks. what to it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that mean
more days or four more years. those are the chance at the mitt romney and barack obama rallies before the election. what state they are zeroing in on and why. >> climate change and superstars? are they related? i will have the story coming up. >> you are watching wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. with don hamilton, your forecast with tom tasselmyer and covering breaking news where you live. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> we have breaking news on the new york city marathon. the mayor has decided to cancel their race after criticism. many new yorkers had been complaining it would be insensitive and divert city resources when many are suffering. no word on whether it has been rescheduled. right now, winds of 90 miles an hour and two feet of snow. it certainly created a punch of weather extremes. >> several days later there are more questions about the impact of global warming on our climate. we joined a teleconference with some ocean scientists to find out answers on this. he joins us with more. >> the four hundred year old tree which you see behind me that has been reduced to
obama back on the trail after suspending campaign for hurricane sandy. >> we know what things look like and what the government is -- with the governor is softener -- with the governor is offering is not change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> his new ad features: paul. >> the president saved the auto industry and the actions he had -- he is taking -- he has taken protecting us from terrorism have been solid. >> the ads are an acknowledgement that governor romney has a chance to win the state and upset the match. >> the president wants to see if four more years, but our chant is this -- five more days. >> but floridians lined up today to early vote. tuesday is the last day of the election. >> new york mayor, michael bloomberg, who enjoys no candidate, today called for the reelection of barack obama. because, said the mayor, the president is fighting climate change. >> we also want to let you know that governor martin o'malley has issued an executive order regarding hurricane sandy and absentee ballots. if you were unable to apply in person because of the storm
it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >> it was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of governm
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president greeted supporters in new hampshire today, where he took a swipe at governor romney's promises of big change, saying he's offering a rerun of past g.o.p. poll sills. the obama camp has yet to cancel any stops because of the hurricane, but the president's team says they are keeping a close eye on sandy, just in case the president has to respond to disaster areas. and for mitt romney, well, he joined florida senator marco rubio in pensacola. romney expressed confidence that he'll soon be occupying the white house, telling the crowd of 10,000, "we're going to win this." >> very interesting. all right. back to sandy, which has been the talk for the last couple of days. i tried to vote early today in towson and the same thing, people are trying to get a jump on the storm. >> i ran into people in the parking lot in the store today and they're working on getting everything set up and prepared. i took an awning d
unreachable. >> president obama has said the election is not his top priority right now. >> i am not worried about the upcoming look election, i am worried about the impact on families. >> mitt romney has also taken time off the campaign trail to help with relief efforts. he said he believes -- he did answer reporters' questions today. early voting in maryland resumes tomorrow for this friday, november 2. the polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. the governor's office as anyone in line at 9:00 p.m. will be able to cast their ballot. for information on polling places around the area, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> president obama will arrive in new jersey tomorrow to get a firsthand look at the storm damage from superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other pa
's record. >> candidate obama promised change but couldn't deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> reporter: and in four days, promised a fresh start. >> i'll lead america to a better place, where confidence in the future is certain, not questioned. this is not a time for america to settle. >> reporter: still, both candidate's electoral fortunes may rest on ohio. >> ohio, i'm betting on you, i'm betting on you. >> reporter: today, accusing mr. romney of running false adds on the auto industry, that implied jeep is moving jobs to china, ads even the automakers dismiss as untrue. >> you don't scare that up, to get votes, do you want a president to tell you what he thinks? still, both emphasize the bipartisan theme. >> i won't just represent one party, i'll represent one nation. >> reporter: brian, to tnight, these rallies are all about energizing the supporters, and driving up support for tuesday. >> peter alexander, thank you, let's go to d.c., moderator, "meet the press," david gregory, we're aware not everybody lives in the northeast and is affected by the stor
. with more people starting to look for work, the jobless rate picked up towards to 7.9%. president obama said the numbers are part of a pattern of progress that includes a strong auto industry, rising home values and less dependence on foreign oil. mitt romney called the increase in the and implement rate "is that reminded the economy is still at a virtual standstill." more than 90,000 voeters cast their votes today. >> kai reed has details for us. >> hurricane sandy forced officials to shut down the polls on monday and tuesday but the state added an additional day and extended hours. we only lost an hour of time and voters are taking fuller advantage. samantha was not expected to be met with cheers at her voting location on friday. but that is exactly what she got. she is a proud first-time voter and an early voter. >> to be a first-time voter is such an extraordinary thing. i was so happy to make history today. >> she was one of more than 415,000 marylanders who took advantage of the five days of early voting. as a 8:00, an estimated 92,000 voted just on friday alone. convenience and time m
in the wake of the storm. president obama will be here later today. report for wbal-tv 11 news. >> just amazing to look at those pictures. >> unbelievable. 6:10. could have ah positive effect on the job market. >> is the plans to buy one of the big movie franchisees of all time -- disney plans to buy one of the biggest movie franchises. >> i will show you a satellite picture and you'll like it. the seven-day forecast is coming up. >> things are starting to return to normal on the area roads. a word of an accident in the >> welcome back. 6:14. 45 degrees downtown. it will be a little chilly but things will settle down and we don't expect any trouble for trick-or-treating appeared there are some flood warnings and advisers in the faeffect. it takes a long time for the water to run off. it will take a couple of days to drain down into the bay and into the ocean. there could be some minor flooding in a few neighborhoods. it is chilly. 41 at the airport. 38 in parkton. 42 in rock hall. take a heavier jacket this morning. you can see the center of the storm through pennsylvania right now. it
the refinery came loose from the storm. president obama promised federal help. for new jersey. >> we go through tough times but we bounced back. the reason we bounceback is because we look out for one another. we don't leave anybody behind. >> getting back to life as usual is complicated, creating long lines for food and gas. >> we are coming back, definitely, without a doubt, we are coming back, all of us, together. >> across the northeast, communities are refusing to quit until their lives are restored. millions of people are beginning their third day without power especially for those cut off from their homes along the jersey shore. the recovery can happen soon enough. >> after dodging a bullet here at home, many of those are ready to spring into action to help by heading north to help the recovery. >> good morning, five baltimore city paramedics are leaving today as part of a team leading first thing this morning to go to new jersey to help. they are going to be helping thousands of people that are surrounded by water and in desperate need of medical care. they have seen the devastating pic
and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. cat
. in china. this is really -- this is maybe the most right now. obama/romney stock away from the business and obama's people, made it clear they won't sell the remaining stake in gm. tim massen said the same thing, and the disposal agent. romney's camp indicated they will take gm immediately. they will sell that stock, so that's a pretty by near situation. you will get results from ralph lauren. will they be the next company that we thought was doing well and europe slowed? the stock went down 13 points, but that won't be enough. anything negative at all on the call, ralph lauren trades hard, up and down on very little volume. please be careful. there are huge numbers reporting, companies reporting on thursday, including exon. i think that will be just fine, by the way. i want to hear from little chart industries, the company as an important recommendation, and key to our nation's attempt to harness natural gas. it's a huge cost control for the whole conversion. we'll be on it. kellogg is a trade and there was a time when kellogg was consistent, consistent, consistent. i think you want to
are not true. >> president obama also visits the seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, is must-win state. he will be there every day between now and the election. >> al qaeda as been decimated, osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress these past four years. >> how will it shakeout on tuesday? >> romney has a 50-50 chance to win the popular vote. it is harder to see him winning the electorial vote. >> a possible split verdict from a nation deeply divided, and anxious to end this very long campaign. >> baltimore city police are investigating a shooting involving a licensed security guard. officers found a man suffering a gunshot wounds at the 500 block of west franklin st. phone 8 econo 25 last night. a preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had been trying to dig into a car when a security guard approached him. a physical confrontation ensued and it ended with the victim being shot with the security guard was not injured. a funeral arrangements are underway now for a u.s. navy seal killed in baltimore. alonso gladden was home on his first day of le
have been washed away like memories. at the flood-ravaged jersey shore, president obama came to meet with new jersey's governor wednesday and personally assessed the damage. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: at shore communities, the beach now buries homes and businesses. sand plowed from the streets like snow in a blizzard. >> you couldn't see anything. because the sand was so intense. >> in new york city, a dramatic division. >> there's no light, no power, no nothing. >> reporter: a huge chunk of downtown manhattan struggling without power. >> it's sort of like the city has been in some ways cut in half around 40th or 42nd street. >> reporter: schools remain shut, but much of the city is finally coming to life. mayor bloomberg helped reopen the stock exchange thanks to generator power. limited subway service resumes today, but mass transit is a disaster. many have to get around either on foot or on wheels. the gridlock is now extreme and car pooling is a must. >>
over this new romney ad. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama? . obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: after independent fact checkers raised questions about the ad, chrysler issued their own statement, writing, jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. it's inaccurate to suggest anything different. but the romney campaign stands by the ad, noting to nbc news, that chrysler ceo never disputed any actual facts in their ads. a couple things, the president still not campaigning on the campaign trail tomorrow, instead he will tour new jersey with governor christie tomorrow. mitt romney, is resuming a full campaign schedule tomorrow. he'll be in the battleground state of florida. >> thanks, chuck. >>> when we come back, back to our storm coverage, specifically, a moment of crisis for a big hospital that included a lot of newborns who needed to move quickly. [ dennis ] it only took two minutes for this town to be destroyed. to a little girl who lived throug
, there are still drama s unfolding, some of them life-threatening as president obama gets a look at sandy's devastation. nightly news begins now. >>> well, good evening, from the jersey shore, and again, if you include this entire region of several hundred miles, all of it hard-hit by this storm named sandy, the hardest hit area continues to be the shoreline of new jersey, about 130 miles from north to south. we are just back from one of our first tours, and for those of you able to see us, the folks with power, especially in the eastern region of the united states, we have been using the phrase "redrawing the map of the jersey shore" to talk about the power of this storm. we were able to see that today, there are new inlets, new beaches where they didn't exist. there will have to be new tide tables because the water is coming inland where it didn't before, the destruction is everywhere you look, we're going to start tonight with lester holt who started his journey in the storm down in virginia, looking at where it is the worst. >> reporter: well, brian, when the storm happens, people are
, homes were picked up and pushed to the middle of the street. >> president obama joined the governor to riouring the devastation. in many areas city streets are still rivers, cars useless, boats and kayaks the only way to get around. support is slowly moving in. this caravan providing help and hope to those stranded over the bridge in seaside heights, new jersey. many who lived through the storm are still struggling to -- struggling to survive. >> we are staying with friends and family. that does not last for long. we're running out of food and everything. >> in new york city the subways are still under water. >> more than 100 home swallowed by flames. in the strike zone of beginning a difficult recovery and clinging tight to anything at sandy left behind. >> millions are still waiting for the opportunity. dozens of communities are still on lockdown tonight. >> thank you. unbelievable video. in the meantime, two days after of the wrath, sandy is still claiming lives here in maryland. a man has been killed by a falling tree in annapolis. this have been around 1:00 this afternoon. we a
obama heads to new jersey to tour the damage with governor christie. >> here in new york city mayor michael bloomberg says it could be several more days before the subway system is running again, but limited air travel is resuming this morning at jfk international, and at newark airport over in new jersey. the stock exchange is also set to reopen today. those are some hopeful signs, but the challenges are still enormous. let's get right to natalie up in the helicopter over new jersey. natalie? >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. flying over here and taking a look down at the jersey shoreline it's just absolutely staggering to see what i'm seeing now. you've been talking about the fire that we are over right now in mantoloking, new jersey. this shoreline, as you know, completely devastated. the governor christie saying the shore of his youth is gone. the rides he took his kids on this summer are in the atlantic ocean. this fire, as far as we know, appears to be storm-related, but obviously we cannot confirm that right now, but what we've been able to make out by some of the s
obama will likely see on his tour here today. i'm standing at a restaurant in a beachside motel, and i'm standing in sand. it's got to be three or four feet, think about it. this is the breakfast counter right here. on a typical morning like this people would be in here enjoying a cup of coffee, breakfast, maybe watching you guys on tv and checking out the view. by the way, i stayed at this hotel last night, breakfast not included and certainly not power either, but the bed was comfortable. let me show you out here. the sand was swept in by the surge. it goes in block after block after block here. there are homes, vacation homes. there are year-rouyn residents that live here, condos. i found it interesting. this clock up here is one of the few things that was actually running. must be on battery because it actually hats right time, eastern time right now. this is an area where people have been starting to come today to view the damage for themselves. we mentioned the president and the governor will be touring the jersey shore, but people who live here are touring it, and they are seein
president barack obama and new jersey republican governor chris christie could produce what could be the biggest public works project in a generation, to meet and entrust that national emergency. remember when president obama was elected, he said he'd put a lot of people to work in shovel-ready job. turned out there weren't that many jobs that were ready in. the wake of sandy, i don't think there are enough shovels ready for up and down the jersey and new york coast. these jobs will be created. this destruction, estimated between $30 billion and $50 billion. i think it's going to exceed that. maybe at least get to the high end. will finally move the employment need until this country. -- in this country. just as did did in the wake of hurricane andrew. now, when we look at industries that have been hardest hit since the great recession, the one that stands out the most is the construction business. construction business is about half of what it was six years ago. the culprit, banks that are afraid to lend, excess of homes, no need for new buildings and roads. the federal governmen
. >> hallie jackson has a look at what is happening in d.c. with the federal government. >> president obama has signed an emergency declaration for here in d.c., where, as you can see, like rain is coming down very we're seeing a little bit of a breeze into the trees, but nothing like what ava is dealing with in ocean city. the streets may stay kind of quiet, since many federal employees will not be reporting to work today. government offices are close to the comic. -- closed to the public. this does not include emergency personnel. they will have their hands full today. president obama signed an emergency declaration, not just for d.c., but for maryland and all the way up to massachusetts. he has promised governors and mayors to cut through red tape to get them the help they need. the federal emergency management agency is working out in the clock. i know that you have seen the director of fema on television talking about the importance of listening to local officials and if you are told to evacuate, to do so, to coordinate the federal response so that people stay safe. >> hallie jackson l
is the government doing to get a handle on the impact of the storm ? >> president obama has signed two emergency declarations, bringing the number to 11. we can talk about what fema is doing. they're asking dover air force base to open to be a staging event for supplies. the bay bridge is closed down. major roads and rivers are closed down. about 6500 national guard troops being deployed to 11 states. >> hallie jackson, thank you. tried to stay dry this morning. >> 5:28. live team coverage as we continue to track the remnants of sandy. >> an update on trafficpulse 11 is coming up. >> things are winding down and we will take a step-by-step through the afternoon. >> this is it live look at the jones falls. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. and member of maryland residents a waking up in the dark this morning -- a number of maryland residents are waking up in the dark this morning. we have live team coverage in just a moment. we will check in with tony pann yet. >> it will be settling down and not as b
areas facing president obama and governor mitt romney. >> you could have mitt romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral votes. >> 270 electoral votes are needed for the presidency. both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states brea king, you could have an electoral vote tied. which would be a real mess. >> double the the decision up to congress. >> be pushing to relatively unknown territory -- we would be pushing into relatively unknown territory. >> mitt romney would be favored to win if the house keep the republican majority in the senate and let the vice president and that stays in the hands of democrats, joe biden will probably be their pick. most presidential prognosticators say it is not likely at this point but not totally out of the realm of possibility. >> new york city mayor and john hopkins university graduate michael blumberg was in baltimore tonight to rally for the civil marriage protection act. the mayor said that for him, there are many reasons to support same-sex marriage. >> we are just a few days away from making histor
. president obama got a bird's eye view of the damage hurricane sandy cost to the new jersey shoreline this afternoon. he was tried by chris christie and quite a bit -- and craig fugate. afterwards, they visited a community shelter and spoke with several residents. the president promised residents that the federal government would not forget them, saying they are there for the long haul. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. it will not tolerate bureaucracy. i have instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone call at the did 50 minutes. >> this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. it is been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs people inducted us to do. >> this traffic jam is the result of demand for gasoline after the hurricane. motorists were backed up for miles. it waited -- the wait in some areas is an hour if not longer. if you are planning to run in the new york city marathon this weekend, the race is still a go despite widespread damage from sandy, including massive power outages and no subway. organizers are tr
tonight. both sides are trying out their final pitches to voters. president obama picked up new york city mayors michael bloomberg's endorsement today. after taking time now to deal with super storm sandy, the president made stops in wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. mitt romney try to keep his momentum going with a stop in virginia. a new poll shows the president has a statistically significant lead over mitt romney in iowa. >> is -- we're talking about same-sex marriage referendum question. we asked david collins to find out what is true and what isn't. >> is gay marriage happens here, schools could teach that boys can merry boys. >> this claim is false. question six has nothing to do with public school curriculum. it recognizes same-sex marriage. a pretax clergy from having to perform marriage -- it protect clergy from having to perform marriage ceremonies. >> after massachusetts redefine marriage, local schools taught to children and the second grade. courts ruled parents had no right to take their children out of class. >> this claim is misleading. they're referring to a case for a se
barack obama took office. >> he said the president has failed to deliver. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate. today we learned is actually 7.9%. that is 9 million short of what he promised. >> the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in september. it also shows some players added 171,000 jobs in october. the longer term trend is also a mixed bag. >> 160,000 new jobs. that is enough to keep pace but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least u
obama and mitt romney are competing for votes. they spent part of their time in ohio. both candidates are hoping 11th hour stops will change the way voters will go. and that could make or break the bid for the white house. it takes 270 electoral votes to win it all. experts suggest both candidates are trying to increase their chances of winning on tuesday. >> if the president wins florida, the election is over. ohio, in many respects, is the pivotal state. can romney find a path towards the presidency without ohio? and i would say that with wisconsin in play and that being a home state advantage for ryan, that wisconsin gives an alternative. >> and both campaigns are expected to cris cross one another this weekend in swing states like new hampshire, iowa and virginia. >>> voters turned out on the final day of early voting. 90,000 voters cast their ballots. numbers have been huge eve within the disruption of hurricane sandy. >> samantha burrell wasn't expecting to be met with cheers at her voting location on friday. but that's exactly what she got. she's a proud first time voter and an
the positives. if president obama is reelected, the epa may wave a magic wanted and insist that coal is taken out much quicker than expected. that would crush the coal move. the charts indicate that the long bear market and it may be able to rebound. and rebound hard. i say if you believe, this is technical, it is still waiting to see who wins the presidency. i believe if romney does, you have a coal move. if obama wins, this whole thing could be in jeopardy and you will wish you never heard of any of these stocks. "mad money" is back after the break. today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest
. >> president obama pledged to speed help to storm ravaged areas. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they are needed as fast as possible. >> the white house as the president expedited major disaster declarations for both states. >> to provide financial assistance, it provides reimbursement to governors and local jurisdictions for their extraordinary costs. >> the cost are expected to be in the billions. >> tomorrow the president will head to new jersey to tour the damage was governor christie. >> when you look at all the damage to the north of us, we actually made out pretty well. >> that is the difference in being on the north side of the storms and being on the southside. new jersey, long island, new york, they were on the northside coming off the ocean and the winds and the surge were stronger. we still have to deal with some cleanup. it gives you a feel for how broad the storms are and the impact. i wanted to look at the wind gusts across the area. these are some of the amazing when gusts that were associated with this storm as it
home. conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly through the evening. earlier, president obama received a briefing on the storm. president obama scrap his campaign plans and flew back to washington to oversee the response to superstorm sandy. >> this is going to be a big and powerful storm. >> the president is urging residents to heed warnings from officials. parts when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. do not question. do not question the instructions given. this is a serious storm. >> homeland security secretary to the public, says the government is using all resources at its command. she says fema has positioned response teams up and down the coast. >> that means moving teams in from other parts of the country to immediately get in to help with recovery and response. the coast guard is focused on search and rescue. >> the advancing storm battered chortens in new jersey. in new york, lower areas are already flooding. the subway section is shut down and so is the stock exchange. in the capital, amman-essential federal workers were told to stay home
a song. let's listen. ♪ ♪ vote for obama or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ vote for somebody . >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song that i chose specifically because it had a little funk in it, a little rap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪ that's live. ♪ looking out on the morning rain i used to feel so inspire ed ♪ >> that's our emma jo. ♪ i had to face another day ♪ lord it made me feel so tired ♪ ♪ before the day i met you life was so unkind ♪ ♪ you're the key to my peace of mind ♪ ♪ and you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ oh bab
, uncle! i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> what's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby, okay? >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> she called it bronco bama. >> she's an independent. i feel like she does. >> apparently they were listening to npr at the time and the people went to her house and apologized with a t-shirt. they said they were sorry. and there's another picture of her like with her t-shirt. >> well, there's good news if you do have power, you can watch a horror flick because that can lead to weight loss. so if you're trying to find something to do that's positive at home. >> get this. if you're sitting watching a horror movie, it is the equivalent of the calories you would burn if you walked for half an hour. >> and one of them is the most, the most calories burned would be "the shining." they say it's because your heartbeat gets up so high. but if you've seen the movie before -- >> you know what's coming. the second one is "jaws." >> yeah. 151 calories apparently. >> jaws used to look scary, but now -- >> now it looks electric. >> you can't
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